College Possible Leadership Team
  • 27-Nov-2019 (CST)
  • Staff Accountant - St. Paul
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Open Until Filled

About College Possible

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has a budget of $22 million, more than 140 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2019-20 school year, we will reach an estimated 25,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at more than 350 colleges. 

College Possible is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve.  We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.  For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education. To learn more, Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, College Possible also operates in Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Portland, OR; and Seattle, WA; and has Catalyze partnerships in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to reach 50,000 students.  

To learn more, visit

Your Role as Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant will be responsible for the accounts payable processes, including accurately coding invoices, ensuring proper approval and entering them into the A/P module of the accounting system for timely payment. The Staff Accountant will also provide financial support for selected cost centers, including development of the annual budget. This position participates in the month end close process, which includes entering journal entries, preparing balance sheet account reconciliations, and providing other support as needed. More specifically, you will be responsible for:


  • Accounts/Grants Receivable: Enter cash, check and electronic receipts into Intacct accounting system with accurate coding. Create grant invoices upon request.
  • Accounts Payable: Manage all Accounts Payable functions. Maintain current and accurate vendor records and process weekly expense transactions including invoices, reimbursable employee expenses and company credit card charges. Perform weekly check runs and process electronic payments through online banking portal.
  • General Accounting: Create and enter general journal entries for month end close. Reconcile balance sheet accounts as assigned.
  • Monthly Financial Statements and Year End Close-Out: Prepare journal entries as needed so that revenue and expenses are properly stated for assigned cost centers. Provide financial analysis and support as needed. Update and retain all supporting documents and subsidiary records.
  • Budget Preparation, Reporting and Analysis: Prepare cost center budgets, periodic forecasts and reports with actual results in close collaboration with other members of the finance team. 


What You Bring

As a Staff Accountant, you must have a bachelor's degree in a related field and bring at least 2 years of relevant experience. You are proficient in Microsoft Excel and financial accounting systems like Intacct. You have exceptional analytical and problem solving skills. You are highly organized, you sweat the small details, and bring a people-focused approach despite being the numbers person.


What We Offer

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, and generous paid time off program.

To Join Our Growing College Possible Team

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